Orders with Fangyuan Story
Guangxi Fine Arts, Publishing House Co., Ltd., China
Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China
The book “Orders with Fangyuan Story” documents a private fine arts bookstore and its 33yearold history in Xi’an, China. Visualised in numerous illustrations and original documents, it follows the concept of alternating between the stories of three generations of store operators and the emotional memories of the readers. Based on a thread-bound technique, the book’s spine is divided into four parts, with the main body using folio to insinuate perspective. The pictures complement each other to create a visual hierarchy in the reading process.